Last weekend, under changing weather conditions, saw the 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th scale Nationals run at the Halifax track in the north of England. In qualifiying, and despite rain plaguing the event, everyone managed to get a dry run in which allowed Tim Wood, racing a Serpent 960, to take the pole position spot ahead of 2nd placed James Connolly racing a Kyosho Evolva. In the final, which some drivers decided not to race because of the weather, it was Tim Wood and Mugen racer Andrew North that had a close battle in the early stages but as the track dried Andrew started to drop back, leaving Tim to take the win, 2 laps ahead of 2nd placed Gareth Bell who managed to pass North in the closing stages demoting him to 3rd.
Corally have been busy recently, with the release of lots of optionals for their 2 flagship cars, the RDX Phi and the SP12X. First up for the RDX Phi, we have this ball differential that uses lightweight duraluminium out shafts, large thrust bearings and an innovative nut type diff adjustment that replaces the usual screw adjustment. Also for the Phi is a new front one way system, that allows you to use the new front pulleys that have also been released, also there are new front and rear bearing holders that allow you to adjust the wheelbase of the car. The Phi now also has a choice of optional chassis plates in different thicknesses (2.9mm, 3.4mm), new top deck in 2.9mm carbon, a graphite battery plate, a newly colour center steering lever and finally some new front bearing holders that make swapping between diff / spool and the one way axle super simple.
Corally have also released new parts for use with the SP12X WC front end, such as the lower graphite A-arm spacers for ride height adjustment, a new graphite cross brace for greater stiffness and a new type of 43mm duraluminium turnbuckles. And finally Corally have released blue (hard) damper syrup for tube and friction dampers which now comes in air tight smart mini-bottles.
We showed you the new 3Racing one piece QC engine mount from their new line of Xray NT1 optionals yesterday and today we have the full list of optionals to be released for this car. All the 3Racing aluminium parts for the NT1 will be anodised red and while I wont go into detail about each product I will say that this is an extensive line of optionals, and if you own the car it will be pretty obviouse what part it is. Also note that these parts arent yet released and also that there are many more not shown, because there was no picture or it was a CAD image.
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Last weekend at the Antibes track in the south of France, saw the 4th round of the French 1/10th 190mm touring car Nationals run under perfect racing conditions. Qualifying saw local Xray driver Stéphane Bellity take the pole position ahead of Schumacher racer Alexandre Laurent in 2nd place, while in the triple A-main it was Bellity that came out the clear winner in the overall results ending his race ahead of Tamiya racer Loic Jasmin in 2nd while 3rd spot fell to Aurélien Thréhout, driving an Xray. In the B class the race was all about Corally racer Olivier Beining who took the TQ spot and went no to take the win from team Michel Berty in 2nd, while Hot Bodies racer Cyril Fages claimed 3rd spot.
We spotted this product via our Japanese partners Kimihiko Yano but we’re not quite sure how new they are, but they look good so we decided we’d show them to you anyway. Made by US company KSG Motorsports, this camber tool was first seen being used by KSG team drivers at the Ovalmasters last November and is now available for everyone to buy, or at least only now in Japan. Available in anodised black or blue, this tool allows you set the front camber and toe angles on your 1/12th scale chassis precisely and easily.
3racing have introduced this quick change engine mount system for both the Kyosho V One RRR and XRay NT1 200mm chassis’. Available as two seperate designs, for each of the 2 cars, the mechanism and benefits are the same and that is, firstly, that it allows your engine to be removed easily and quickly from your car. The 2nd and main benefit is when you go to put your engine back, you dont need to worry about gear mesh and alignment issues due to the systems 2 piece design combined with the use of aligning pins mean that you only ever have to align your motor in your car once.
Atomic RC, the custom parts makers, have starting making option parts for the latest car to enter the 200mm market, the Xray NT1. While little information about these parts is available, the first to be released is a machined alumium lower back plate, which is a direct replacement to the standard composite part, but is stronger in the event of a rear collision. The 2nd new part are these new upper engine mounts, but i cant find any difference between them and the original Xray part with perhaps the exception of the materials used.
GM Racing have announced that they have signed former European 1:12 On-road champion and multiple 1:10 Touring car vice European champion, Sakke Ahoniemi. The Corraly team driver will use the companys GM Genius Brushless speedo, GM brushless motors and GM VISCommander battery management system on up-coming races. He had this to say about the deal.
After a couple of months testing with GM brushless motors and speedo, I’m very convinced that GM is the right company to power up my Corally cars for best results. GM Genius Brushless speedo is amazingly good in all areas and GM brushless motors have good power, so I’m looking forward to next races.